A national construction policy in the making

The ministry of Works and Human Settlement (MoWHS) is in the process of drafting a national policy to guide the development of the construction sector so that it is inclusive and sustainable. One of the fastest growing sectors of the economy, the construction sector contributes 16 percent to the Gross …

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Judges get sensitized on handling election disputes

The Bhutan National Legal Institute (BNLI) conducted a two–day workshop on Election Dispute Settlement System (EDSS) for judges across the country.  It comes at a time when the country is gearing up for the third parliamentary Elections that will take place this year. Since electoral cases cannot be treated the …

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Parties gear up for 2018 elections


Political parties revealed several new candidates over the past few weeks as they plan to announce more candidatures at the end of this month. The General Secretary of Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa, Tenzin Lekphell, said that they have 35 confirmed candidates as of now. “We are in advanced stages of discussion …

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4 arrested in connection to Toorsa murder

Phuentsholing police have arrested four suspects in connection with the murder of 25-year-old man on January 8th  at around 2 in the morning. All the four suspects were arrested the same day at different times from different locations. Of the four suspects, a 30-year-old man from Dungmana, Trashigang, is the …

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